The intense heat of the summer is beginning to dissipate which makes it a perfect time of the year to host an outdoor gathering in Northern Florida. But beware, mosquitoes are still out and about and could still ruin your outdoor fun. Prevention and protection from mosquitoes and their itchy, dangerous bites remains an important practice for those living in Tampa, Gainesville, Ocala, and Jacksonville as well as Tallahassee and surrounding Northern Florida areas.
If you have not already heard the important and perhaps slightly alarming facts on mosquitoes, let us remind you:
Mosquito bites can spread diseases like West Nile Virus and malaria
Only female mosquitoes bite to take nutrients from our blood for their offspring
Mosquitoes can smell us from 100 feet away and see us from 30 feet away
So, if you have decided to have friends and family over to enjoy food and drinks outside, you may want to take some extra precautions so you are not sharing your gathering with potentially harmful mosquitoes. McCall Service has a few different tips to share when it comes to getting rid of mosquitoes in Florida.
First and foremost you want to do everything you can to prevent mosquitoes from infesting your property. The way to accomplish this is to remove their breeding grounds, which are mainly stagnant water sources. While it is impossible to eliminate mosquitoes, here are some ways to reduce the chances of them being a major problem at your next outdoor gathering:
Remove objects including toys, buckets, and plant pots that collect water.
Fill in holes that fill with water after a rainstorm.
Clear out the gutters and fix any leaky pipes or air conditioning units.
Keep pools and hot tubs closed off when they are not in use.
In addition to your own preventative measures, it is advised to sign up for McCall’s Mosquito Remediation Services to help eliminate their breeding sites and thus making them less likely to continue to multiply and infest your property. A professional inspection and application of safe and controlled insecticide will really help to reduce your chances of an attack of mosquitoes at your next outdoor event.